The Trust has published an ambitious new strategy that aims to put nature at the heart of the nation’s future.
Strategy 2030 outlines five goals for achieving our vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems on land and sea, supporting Scotland’s wildlife and people. These goals will guide the Trust’s work for the rest of the decade, which the United Nations has designated the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
We are currently at a pivotal moment for nature conservation. None of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will be achieved if we do not halt the loss of biodiversity, as nature is our life support system. However, the good news is that by helping nature to recover, we will also be helping to address the climate crisis and increasing our ability to adapt to its impacts.
By 2030 we want to see nature’s decline reversed, climate change brought under control, and people and communities reconnected to nature.
Our Five Big Goals
- Our wildlife reserves have directly contributed to nature’s recovery
- Communities across Scotland are taking action for nature in an increasingly diverse, collective effort in which everyone can play their part
- We have catalysed large-scale change through collaborative and pioneering initiatives to restore ecosystems on land and sea
- Scotland is recognised internationally for the part it has played in the UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
- Our foundations are stronger and more resilient than they have ever been.
Jo Pike, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “There’s growing recognition that the nature and climate emergencies are the greatest threat that humanity faces. The natural environment is our life support system and failing to take action to help nature recover will have major consequences for all of us.
“Tackling these huge challenges will need people to work together more than ever. That’s why our new strategy is about getting as many people as possible behind the effort to reverse nature’s decline in Scotland by 2030.
“In practice, that means we need to engage an even larger and much more diverse range of people in the Trust’s vital work in the coming years.”
The strategy has been developed collaboratively, incorporating feedback from Scottish Wildlife Trust members through a consultation held in 2021.